We sat down with Norma Flores, who sweated and toiled in the fields while her peers spent their time doing homework and having childhoods. Here’s what she told us about the shockingly modern face of backbreaking child labor…
#5. Your Food is Harvested by Children (and It’s Perfectly Legal)
"I started working full time when I was 12, but I’d been working in fields since third grade. There’s no daycare out [there], so parents bring their kids … [The kids] start by bringing buckets, water, picking up apples that had fallen off the tree. Casual, light stuff. And they gradually do more and more. It’s not uncommon to meet kids who have been working since they were able to walk."
"WE DON’T wanna MARRY, WE JUST wanna FUCK (and flame, freak out, flaunt it, fuck up, figure it out, figure it out again, and do something with our lives that isn’t just about property rights and patriarchy, OK?)"
it’s here! Volume one of the Letters from Bummer Camp art and writing compilation zine. It features 18 writers and artists, nine of which are Rutgers alumni/members of the New Brunswick community! this 36-page zine will be debuted & available for sale this sunday at the launch show and on our online store which is coming soon (more news on this next week)!!!
CONTRIBUTORS: Emily Ahlers Isabel Ayre-Lynch Nina Braca Kevin Dunn Caily Grube Derrick Kpeli Phillip Laudino Vincent Maglori Taylor McGill Meghan Milsted Samantha Mitchell Kamille Montoya Jenny Moroney MK Rix Hannah Roe Alyssa Rorke Cherry Styles Sara Sutterlin
this zine is now available for yr online reading pleasure in ebook format right » here «
alyssa rules / this rules / i am now enjoying this in ebook format